We all do our best to navigate lives trials and tribulations in the most appropriate way possible. The same is true for divorce. The problem is, most people have never been through the divorce process before, so they're likely to make a few mistakes along the way. Here are three common missteps that divorcing spouses will want to avoid like the plague:
When you're ready to get a divorce, you may want to carefully consider your game plan for the process. Do you want to divorce peacefully, with dignity and respect for the benefit of yourself and your children, or do you want to risk the pain and heartache involved with a contentious break-up?
If you're going to see a couples therapist -- or considering going to visit one -- with your spouse, you might be wondering if you're taking a big risk. Perhaps you actually want to get a divorce and you're worried that the couples therapist will convince you otherwise. Or, perhaps you're terrified that the therapist will actually recommend that divorce is the best option.
People change, couples grow apart and spouses get divorced. It's a fact of modern life that when two people are no longer compatible, they usually go their separate ways by filing for divorce. Although it doesn't necessarily make the break-up process easier to point a finger at the cause, most couples will invariably have one or several reasons why they chose to get divorced.
As with all children, preschool-aged kids have special needs that are different from babies and older children. If you're a soon-to-be divorced parent with a preschool-aged child, there are several things you'll want to consider while creating your parenting plan.
Most family law attorneys will agree that prenuptial agreements have become more commonplace than ever in recent years. Much of the previous stigma associated with these legal documents has begun to disappear.
Many spouses approach their prenuptial agreements as if they are the "end-all-be-all" of premarital arrangements in which they can basically get their soon-to-be spouse to agree to anything. However, in terms of state family law, there are certain things that your prenuptial agreement cannot do.
The decision to go through with a divorce is one of the hardest life decisions that any Florida resident will ever have to make. Nevertheless, it's a necessary one in many cases if we want to take the steps required for happiness in life.
When you love someone, it's hard to step outside of the relationship to view your situation objectively. This is why it's so hard for domestic violence victims to reach out for help.
If you're currently paying or receiving alimony -- or if you could pay or receive alimony because of a pending divorce -- you're probably curious how the new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will affect you.